Troy and his colleagues ran all types of models to analyze the relationship between crime and canopy. Even after controlling for factors known to influence crime statistics — income, race, population density, and the like — they found the aforementioned link between more trees and less crime. While they doubt the connection is "purely causal," the strength of their figures suggest "some genuine relationship between trees and crime."Maybe Johnny Appleseed was onto something after all.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
To Cut Crime, Plant A Tree But Trim Your Shrubs
The Atlantic Cities had a really interesting piece that looked at the relationship between urban greenery such as trees and shrubs and crime.